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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Thursday 10 October 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    FAT FREDDY'S DROP LIVE AT SEA SESSIONS The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & live music from across Europe.


    Reggae, Dub, R 'N' B, Jazz, Funk, Electro, Blues; Fat Freddy's Drop combine more styles than most bands have even heard of! The collective from Wellington, New Zealand made their way to a rain-covered Bundoran in Co. Donegal last June to deliver one of their unique and infectious live sets. Dan will bring you the best bits from the Kiwis set on The Alternative.

    Recorded by RTE 2fm at Sea Session on Saturday, June 22nd.






    Making your second album is rarely an easy task, but Anna Calvi doesn’t sound like she had much difficulty with album ‘One Breath’. It’s a number of cohesive steps on from her impressive 2011 debut. Her powerful vocals and guitar playing mix well with the unorthodox song arrangements. There’s a swagger here too; not arrogance, just confidence in strong, strong songs.

    It’s another album number two, this time from Irish/Swedish duo Kill Krinkle Club. Dark electro pop is one of the numerous descriptions that KKC have picked up since forming a few years ago. They have an ability of writing quirky tunes that have an identity all of their own. 'Oxen Of The Sun' is a mighty return for them; one which is worth getting to know.

    The dastardly duo, the word & sound attack, the two men that we know as Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip are back. ‘Repent Replenish Repeat’ finds the duo back in top form; fusing words with sounds, and rarely falling short of their own high standards. How far can they bring this? As far as they like...





    We have a random but wonderful bundle of stuff for you this week... The prize includes: A pair of tickets to see Drenge in The Academy 2 on Saturday, October 26th, plus albums (on CD) by The Strypes, Alice In Chains, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Elvis Costello & The Roots, OrphanCode, and others.

    The Question: The Strypes will play at one of the festivals listed below next January; which one?
    A. Eurosonic
    B. Castlepalooza
    C. Glastonbury

    Email your name, postal address, & correct answer to dan@rte.ie

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Thursday, October 10


    Nirvana – ‘Polly’
    Santigold (Feat: Karen O) – ‘Go!’
    Kwes – ‘36’
    Radiohead – ‘Street Spirit’
    Them Crooked Vultures - 'Dead End Friends'
    Arctic Monkeys - 'Mad Sounds’
    Alex Turner - 'Stuck In The Puzzle’
    MØ (Feat: Diplo) - 'XXX 88'
    Bob Marley & The Wailers - 'Punky Reggae Party'
    Analogue Wave - 'Crawl’
    The Prodigy – ‘Their Law’
    Le Galaxie - 'Lucy Is Here’
    Jon Hopkins – ‘Sun Harmonies’

    Hour 2:

    The White Stripes – ‘The Hardest Button To Button’ (Beck Remix)
    Gil Scott-Heron – ‘No Knock’
    Kormac – ‘Original Thinker’
    Nine Inch Nails - 'Everything’
    Funeral Suits - 'Machines Too’
    Daithi (Feat: Raye) - 'Chameleon Life’
    The Charlatans – ‘Me In Time’
    Anna Calvi – ‘Cry’
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – ‘The Weeping Song’
    Barry McCormack – ‘Never Leave The House’
    Pixies - 'Hey'
    Pixies - 'Indie Cindy'
    The Unusual History of Ether - 'A Guide To Providing Affection’
    Amadou & Mariam – ‘Bozos’
    Led Zeppelin – ‘Going To California’
    Chequerboard – ‘Obelisk’
    UNKLE (Feat: Richard Ashcroft) – ‘Lonely Soul’

    Hour 3:

    The Kinks – ‘You Really Got Me’
    Bouts – ‘Ruse’
    The Stunning – ‘Romeo’s On Fire’
    Toots & The Maytals – ’54-46 That’s My Number’
    Dan Le sac Vs Scroobius Pip (Feat: Flux Pavilion) – ‘Gold Teeth’
    Goldie Lookin’ Chain – ‘Guns Don’t Kill People Rappers Do’
    Kill Krinkle Club – ‘Soften Reflex’
    Emperor Of Icecream – ‘Know Me’
    Ann Scott – ‘Stars’
    Samaris – ‘Viltu Vitrast’

    Fat Freddy’s Drop live at Sea Sessions:
    ‘Never Moving’


    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Never Leave The House
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Barry Mccormack
      Performer(s): Barry Mccormack
      Album: Cut Throat Lane, Hag's Head, 0799439049963
      Duration: 2:50
    • Title: A Guide To Providing Affection
      Composer: The Unusual History Of Ether
      Performer(s): The Unusual History Of Ether
      Performer(s): The Unusual History Of Ether
      Album: A Distant Age, Ilk Music
      Duration: 0:00
    • Title: Ruse
      Composer: Bouts
      Performer(s): Bouts
      Performer(s): Bouts
      Album: Nothing Good Gets Away, Wonky Karousel Records
      Duration: 4:46
    • Title: Roady
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Fat Freddy's Drop
      Performer(s): Fat Freddy's Drop
      Album: Based On a True Story, Live at Sea Sessions
      Duration: 7:40
    • Title: Never Moving
      Performer(s): Fat Freddy's Drop
      Performer(s): Fat Freddy's Drop
      Album: Blackbird, Live at Sea Sessions
      Duration: 7:40
    • Title: 36
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Kwes
      Performer(s): Kwes
      Album: Ilp, Warp Records
      Duration: 2:22

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